Carotid intima-media thickness in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia

CELIK S., Erdogan T., KASAP H., KAPLAN S., DURMUS I., GEDIK O., ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.190, no.2, pp.385-387, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.02.015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-387
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is now widely used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerotic disease. Carotid IMT measured by ultrasound has been shown to be correlated with coronary artery disease as defined by angiography. However. the relation between carotid IMT and isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) has not been investigated. The aim of our study was to assess this relation.